Thousands of women can be saved with new technique

ovarian-cancerIt has been stated that attempts to light up diseased cells during surgery are one and this could save thousands of women with ovarian cancer.

A study has figured out that earlier tumors that were not detected and measures about one tenth millimeter might be detected by a technique.

In cancer operations that are tricky, this technique will increase success rates and that too considerably.

Every year, in the UK alone, 6,800 cases of ovarian cancer are identified. Ovarian cancer has a problem that the disease is diagnosed when it is too late. The disease is expected to claim about two-thirds of patients.

Small tumors are generally not detected by the technique that is being used by surgeons as these methods use vision and touch. These tumors contain clusters of cells which are less than three millimetres wide.

The technique was tested and during the trial it was seen that as compared to about seven detections with present technique, the new flureoscence-guided technique found an average of 34 tumors.

The inventor of the technology, biochemistry professor Philip Low, from Purdue University in Indiana in the U. S., said, “Ovarian cancer is notoriously difficult to see, and this technique allowed surgeons to spot a tumor 30 times smaller than the smallest they could detect using standard techniques.”